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Even though Israel was under Roman rule; it was basically as happy a time as could be expected.  At least the most religious were.  The High Priest, the Pharisees, Saducees and the scribes along with the Sanhedrin was content.  They had respect and they were in control.  If only the Romans would leave, everything would be great. Then came Jesus.  More...

by James R. Paxton | Published 2 weeks ago
By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

God’s Word Speaks

Wouldn’t it be terrible if you were created with no hope? Wouldn’t it be terrible if God only chose certain persons to receive salvation and all others would be condemned to hell? Many have been taught that More...

By James R. Paxton On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Just Trust Me

Pr 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In the natural this can be a very hard thing to do. We like to be in charge and don’t like to step into unknown territory. More...

By Clay Free Press On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Ephesians 4:30

In writing to the church at Ephesus, the Apostle Paul had a very stern word to say to the church.  Ephesians 4:30 says “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”  More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

God is Love

Some believe that God sits in the heavens and watches us with a giant fly swatter in His hand just hoping for an opportunity to swat us big time. Those that believe that live in a constant state of fear and dread. More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

It’s Just Me

Many times we live our lives by hope and sometimes we may even casually say that we believe. But do we? As an example, the Bible tells us that we are righteous, if we are His. However, if you ask most Christians More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Our Model Prayer

When Jesus taught on how to pray in Matthew Chapter 6, He was very specific on some details.  First we should declare our relationship with God and that it is unto God that we pray.  Jesus said we have this authority More...

By James R. Paxton On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Who is this Jesus?

The most famous and perhaps the most well name in all the world is the name of Jesus. To some it is a casual name used in cursing. To some it is the name of some historical figure of long ago. Still, to others it More...

By James R. Paxton On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014


It takes the whole body of Christ to make up THE CHURCH.  It is composed of many denominations which are filled with various methods, theologies and traditions.  Many times we find such differences that cause More...

By James R. Paxton On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Where are the Pharisees?

As we read through the Gospels we see time after time that when Jesus would do something they could not explain or that was not conforming to their traditions they would rise up and challenge Him, call Him names More...